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UFS 2018 PRESENTER – MARIA LUISA COLMENAREZ

UFS 2018 "Bailando Sin Fronteras" will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on February 2, 3 & 4 and is being hosted by Los Mejicas de UC Santa Cruz.  The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Maria Luisa Colmenarez as the workshop presenter on “Career Paths Integrating Folklorico”. Maria Luisa Colmenarez Mexican Folk Dancer/Cultural Activist Maria Luisa has served as Artistic Director for Grupo Mizoc de Sacramento, Danzantes del Alma de UC Davis,...

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UFS 2018 PRESENTER – DR. NANCY CHEN

UFS 2018 "Bailando Sin Fronteras" will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on February 2, 3 & 4 and is being hosted by Los Mejicas de UC Santa Cruz. The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Dr. Nancy Chen as the workshop presenter on “Nutrition & Health”. Nancy Chen Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. Anthropology, UC Berkeley and San Francisco M.A. Anthropology, UC Berkeley B.A. Stanford University, Human Biology...

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UFS 2018 PRESENTER – DR. RUSSELL RODRIGUEZ

UFS 2018 "Bailando Sin Fronteras" will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on February 2, 3 & 4 and is being hosted by Los Mejicas de UC Santa Cruz.  The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Dr. Russell Rodriguez as the workshop presenter on “Regional Music & Dance”. Russell Rodríguez Assistant Professor in Music, UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz M.A.  Latin American Studies, Stanford University B.S.   Anthropology, Santa Clara...

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UFS 2018 PRESENTER – DR. OLGA NAJERA-RAMIREZ

UFS 2018 "Bailando Sin Fronteras" will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on February 2, 3 & 4 and is being hosted by Los Mejicas de UC Santa Cruz.  The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Dr. Olga Nájera-Ramírez as the workshop presenter on the  “Foundations of Folklórico Dance”. Olga Nájera-Ramírez Professor Emerita, Anthropology at UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin M.A. Latin American Studies, University of Texas,...

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UFS 2016 “Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow”

University Folklorico Summit Convenes Leaders in Collegiate Mexican Folk Dance at San Jose State University February 19-21, 2016 San Jose, CA (December 17, 2015) – The leaders of collegiate (and high school) Mexican folk dance groups in the United States will come together for the 4th Annual University Folklorico Summit UFS 2016 “Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow”.  UFS 2016 will take place on February 19 to 21, 2016 at San José State...

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Chicano Power: Folklorico Collective Leadership

We are raised to aspire to be leaders, not followers, and are frequently exposed to leaders and their exemplary lives and movements. However, what qualities do we identify to emulate? How do we identify them? Do leaders lead away from, towards, or in consideration of? What movement or mass of people are leaders leading? Do leaders create their own path or retrace ancestral ways of truth? As folkloristas, we inherit a vast collection...

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How to Share your Folklorico Story via Social Media

.. According to Pew Research, 54 percent of adult internet users post photos and videos they have created themselves and 47 percent of adult internet users share photos and videos they have found on the internet (2013).  Folklórico dancers have endless opportunities to share their story with photos and videos.   From practices, performances, selfies, and paparazzi shots, the photos and videos provide folklórico social media administrators a chance to engage and interact with...

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